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Hi, I am Jenna Gordon
 

Educational Psychologist

PS 0158895
PR NO 1164635

As an educational psychologist, I am committed to creating a safe and collaborative space where individuals can explore their inner worlds. The psychodynamic approach used will help to uncover underlying patterns and defences that may impact various aspects of life. Together, we will navigate life's obstacles, foster resilience, and unlock the door to a future filled with growth and fulfilment in significant areas of your life. 

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AVAILABILITY

Thurs & Sat - Bedfordview 

 Friday - Boksburg

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SERVICES

Under 5’s therapy
Parent- infant psychotherapy
Play therapy
Teen counselling
Psycho-Educational assessments

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SPECIAL INTEREST

Anxiety 
Depression
Parenting guidance
Attachment
Trauma

More about Jenna

With a background in teaching, my passion for understanding human behaviour and supporting children in reaching their full potential led me to the field of psychology. I completed my Master’s degree at the University of Pretoria and I completed my internship at The Ububele Psychotherapy and Educational Trust where I worked primarily with individuals from the Alexandra township and surrounding areas. This experience allowed me to develop and hone my therapeutic skills by working with individuals across all stages of development from parent-infant psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults.

 

When working with young children and adolescents, I understand the importance of addressing difficulties within the context of the family system. Recognising that supporting children often necessitates parental involvement, I offer comprehensive interventions that encompass the family unit. I emphasise involving parents and caregivers in the therapeutic process. By doing so, I aim to create a holistic approach to intervention that not only addresses the individual needs of the child but also considers the family as a whole.

Recognising that parents play a fundamental role in shaping a child's development, I strive to empower parents and caregivers with the necessary tools and strategies to support their child's growth and navigate challenges effectively. This might involve providing psycho-education on child development, teaching communication and conflict resolution skills, or fostering a nurturing and supportive family environment. This collaborative approach not only promotes healing and resilience within the family but also strengthens the bonds and communication among all family members.

In addition to therapy, I also conduct psycho-educational assessments. These assessments provide invaluable insights into individuals' unique abilities and areas for growth, enabling me to tailor strategies that unlock their full potential for growth and fulfilment.

Challenging behavior occurs when the demands and expectations being placed upon a child outstrip the skills they have to respond
                                -Ross Greene

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